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Born in Porto, 1989, Igor C. Silva graduated in Composition from Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (ESMAE - Porto) in 2011, and completed his Master's Degree in Composition and Music Theory in 2013, having worked with Fredrick Gifford, Fernando C. Lapa, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Eugénio Amorim and Carlos Guedes. He also attended seminars with Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Pauline Oliveros, Kaija Saariaho, Wolfgang Mitterer, Betty Olivero, Marko Ciciliani, Pascal Dusapin, Bruce Pennycook, among others.

In April 2009 his work Sombra de uma Memória for ensemble, was presented at a workshop with the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, conducted by Peter Rundel.

Chouette! for flute, cello and piano, was premiered in September 2009 in Austin (USA). It was also presented in October 2009 at Casa da Música, within the Future Places Festival.

In May 2010 he participated in the European project Sound Art In City Spaces, where he created an installation / performance in Porto, together with several foreign artists.

Igor C. Silva won the first prize at the 2nd Composition Competition Casa da Música / ESMAE with Terminus, for viola and live electronics, premiered in April 2010 at Casa da Música by Trevor McTait, violist of the Remix Ensemble. He also won the first prize at the 5th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition with Flipbook, for quintet and electronics, premiered in July 2010 by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, conducted by Pedro Amaral, during the Póvoa de Varzim International Festival.

Igor C. Silva also works regularly with soloists, ensembles and jazz groups, devoting part of his musical and composing activity to improvisation and interactive performances with electronics and multimedia tools, as a composer and performer.

In May 2011 he was selected for the 1st International Forum for Young Composers by the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble in Lisbon, with the work Flipbook, conducted by Pedro Neves.

In 2012 Igor C. Silva was Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música and received several commissions, having worked with Orchestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, among other groups.